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Do you have a desire to serve your community? Do you feel called to help drive the positive change society is craving?

A career in law enforcement is a committment to the service of others, justice, and the greater good. 

Communities trust law enforcement officers to maintain the law, combat crime, and protect the ideals of justice our country was founded upon. While a career in law enforcement is often stressful and potentially dangerous, it is an incredibly rewarding career with the power to positively impact the communities and lives around you.

Someone with a natural ability to communicate, social awareness, and compassion for others are generally able to leverage those skills to compliment their professional training, and ultimately produce a quality law enforcement professional. 

If you desire a career you can be proud of, and are motivated by working towards something greater than yourself, you are invited to apply for Kiamichi Tech’s Police Officer Training Academy. 
As a CLEET-authorized technology center, Kiamichi Tech is providing a new route to Basic Peace Officer Certification in the state of Oklahoma.

Students should expect intense, rigorous training.
Kiamichi Tech is expanding on the 600 training hours CLEET requires for the Basic Peace Officer Certification, to include 4 additional certifications in ALERT, Taser, Patrol Rifle and Shotgun, and Tire Deflation Tactics.
The 655+ hours of hands-on training will provide realistic training senarios from highly qualified instructors. Students will be held to the highest standard and evaluated on their ability to demonstrate their competency and ability for all aspects of the training program. 

Interested students may schedule their POSSE and MMPI test with Kiamichi Tech.
To schedule, contact Julie Pickle at 918-647-4525. 

All applicants should plan to attend a Physical Fitness Test for Safe Participation in May.

All students must:

  • Must be 21 years old prior to the first day of class
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must provide proof of United States citizenship or resident alien status
  • Must pass the Physical Assessment prior to acceptance. The assessment will be administered by Kiamichi Tech prior to acceptance.
  • Must pass the reading, writing, and comprehension examination (POSSE exam – 70%)
  • Must complete the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) examination and receive clearance from the reviewing psychologist
  • Must complete and return the Academy Application (Commissioned application for commissioned officers, and Non-Commissioned application for non-commissioned officers) no later than 4 PM on May 17, 2021. 
    The application must be returned to Kiamichi Tech at 1509 S. McKenna, Poteau, OK 74953, Attention: Shannen Hamby
  • Must have a background search submitted to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (included in the Academy application) and the returned report supplied to the Program Coordinator in an unopened envelope
  • No Felony Convictions
  • No Protective Orders
  • Cannot have a deferred sentence agreement for a felony, a crime involving moral turpitude or a crime of domestic violence
  • Cannot have any criminal charges pending in any court in this state, any other state, in tribal court, or pursuant to the United State Code
  • Cannot be currently undergoing treatment for a mental illness, condition, or disorder

Students will be required to provide:

  • $120 – MMPI Test upon initial application
  • $38.50 – POSSE Test upon initial application
  • $19 – OSBI Background Check upon initial application
  • Wrestling shoes for Defensive Tactics
  • Running shoes for Physical Training
  • Workout attire for Physical Training
  • 8” Black Duty Boot with glossy toe for Academy Uniform
  • Paper, pens, and pencils
  • Combination lock for student’s locker (optional)

Supplies included in tuition and fees:

  • 3 – Polo shirts for Academy uniform
  • 2 – Tactical cargo pants for Academy uniform
  • 1 – t-shirt for Defensive Tactics
  • $100 – Final CLEET Certification Exam
  • Biner for Cadet Manual
  • Use of weapons and ammunition for Firearm skills
  • Law Enforcement Driver Training expenses
  • Use of taser and cartridges